Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, however it often brings with it many physical challenges such as back pain, sore joints, pelvic pain, and leg cramps. A survey conducted by the American Pregnancy Association showed that between 60-70% of pregnant women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy, many experience these issues in their second and third trimester which can also continue on post-pregnancy.
Another challenge is that pregnant women have limited options in terms of pain relief medication, as a result natural therapies can be a great way to help manage back pain and other aches and pains.
What’s Causing Your Back Pain?
There can be many reasons for back pain during prenganacy, here are some of the most common causes:
- Postural changes
- Hormonal changes
- Stress and Depression
- Weight gain
- Muscle separation
Does It Work? | Pregnancy Massage For Back Pain
Pregnancy massage can enable a pregnant women to remain active during and after pregnancy which is vital to maintaining physical health and wellbeing. In addition massage can relieve the aches and pains, help improve/maintain mood, improve quality of sleep, reduce swelling in legs and hands, reduce edema, and relieve nerve pain.
Your remedial massage therapist may use the following massage techniques to relieve pain and alleviate your other symptoms:
- Swedish Massage – the most common and the safest type of massage for pregnant women as it is done with soft to medium pressure using long strokes.
- Deep Tissue Massage – uses firm strokes to push deep into the muscles.
Depending on your physical condition, and you comfort level your massage therapist may use one of both of the above-mentioned massage techniques.
If you would like to chat to one of our therapists about your symptoms feel free to give us a call. 03 9645 9923.
Please consult your doctor before booking for pregnancy massage.
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